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News from the WAAC - Online Events for April 2021

April 7-28, weekly from 2-4 p.m. open to the public: Artist’s Hand Workshop:

Studio course with Steve Rose. This four-week course offers time and space to process your experience during the past year of isolation artistically. This workshop provides an opportunity to develop an artistic response to our experience. Register with Cal at Members $100, Non-members $120. Enrolment limited to 15.

April 15, 1-2 p.m. open to the public: Artist Voice: Weaving a Way of Life with Carolyn Jongeward, Abstract artist, tapestry weaver, researcher, and writer/editor. Register FREE until April 8 with Cal at Members $10, Non-members $15 after April 8. The Artist Voice is a monthly lecture series brought to you by the WAAC Arts Committee

April 28, 1-2 p.m. open to the public:, The Great Canadian Art Fraud. Register FREE until April 21 with Cal at Members $10, Non-members $15 after April 21. This monthly lecture series is brought to you by the WAAC Program Committee.

WAAC member Margaret Rodgers is currently conducting a grant writing workshop in York Regions Arts Council Series.

ArtBarn is offering a 2-day weekend Create with Collage intensive May 29 and 30 with Steve Rose to experience a multitude of 2D and 3D mixed media possibilities. Info and registration:

UPPERCASE Magazine (to which WAAC subscribes) has some new open calls for the 50th issue. Deadline April 21.

WMCT’s Music in the Afternoon invites you to enjoy The Viano String Quartet, winner of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, performing works by Schubert and Pauline Shaw. Get Program notes and the Link at . Premiering April 1, available until April 25.

The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation: Ina Gilbert Visual Arts Award 2021. You are invited to submit nominations for the Ina Gilbert Visual Arts Award 2021. The Arts Committee of the Art and Letters Club of Toronto will be managing the submissions process for the Foundation. All nominations or enquiries should be sent to Felicity Somerset, Chair of the Art Committee at . Deadline has been extended to April 9, 2021.

The Balsillie Prize for Public Policy A new $60,000 literary award for thought-provoking books that have the potential to influence Canada's future. The Balsillie Prize for Public Policy will celebrate writers expressing insightful ideas and bold visions for Canada through well-researched works of literary nonfiction.

Toronto Public Library presents Artrepreneur in residence program February 22 to April 23.

Call for Submissions: Tatar Art Projects Call to Artists TAP recognizes the role Art plays in uplifting diverse voices, challenging inequities and building understanding. For these reasons and more, we are actively seeking to build strengthen our knowledge of and relationships with artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of colour for a number of public art projects in our pipeline.

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair’s Call for Artists deadline is a few weeks away. They are going ahead with their celebratory plans for our 60th Anniversary.

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